CHAMPIONS: Reece Cartwright and Kell Brook have been sparring ahead of Brook’s mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin this weekend
CHAMPIONS: Reece Cartwright and Kell Brook have been sparring ahead of Brook’s mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin this weekend

Cartwright drafted in as Brook prepares for super fight clash with Golovkin

Sheffield’s Kell Brook steps up to fight Pound for Pound best Middleweight fighter in the world at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday 10th September.  

Golovkin is a renowned puncher with a unbeaten record of 35 fights of which 32 have been won by knockout.  While Kell Brook also boasts a unbeaten record of 36 fights and 25 by a way of a knockout.  Golovkin is the bookies favourite however as under dog Brook believes he can cause one of the biggest British and World boxing history upsets by getting defeating the man Khalistan.

Kell Brooks’ preparation/training consisting of top quality sparing and called a series of elite sparring partners; including recently crown IBF Youth World Middleweight Champion Reece Cartwright from Leeds.   

Cartwright said: “When I got the call to help Kell to prepare for the Triple G fight I was mixed with emotions, I was nervous and excited all at once.  

“Being fresh of winning by IBF Youth World Title and him calling for me; I knew I had to be on my game and the best I can be.  

“To spar with Kell was a fantastic and dangerous experience, and to be honest over the three weeks of sparing with him it was more like a world title challenge.  

“Every single time we sparred we both went at it and went to war. His power and timing in awesome and not to be under estimated.  

“Every spar was competitive.  To share the ring with such an elite pound-for-pound World Championship fighter was a real buzz for me.

“I realised I was doing well as I was called back for more work, as many had come to the sparing and not called back.  

“Head coach Dominic Ingle, Kell Brooks’ trainer, was pleased with my contribution and said some kind words of encouragement.  This has given me so much confidence.

“Kell also told me after the last day of sparring keep training hard, focus and be patient and your opportunities will come.”

Cartwright will make his first defence of the IBF youth world middleweight championship on 18th November at the Royal armouries museum Clarence Dock, in Leeds.

Speaking of the Leeds star’s sparring with Brook, Dominic Ingle said: “It’s been a great camp for Kell.  

“He’s had some great sparring with WBO Light Middleweight World Champion Liam Smith, British Light Middleweight Champion Liam Williams and top Middleweight prospect Tommy Langford.  

“But some of Brooks’ most difficult spars were with IBF Youth Middleweight Champion Reece Cartwright.   

“I think sparring with Kell Brook has taken Reece up to a new level.  Rick Manners has done a great job with Reece and I’m sure he’s got a great future ahead of him.”

Brook himself added: “The shots were coming in from every angle, four and five at a time.  

“He’s [Reece Cartwright] fit, strong and full of ambition and wasn’t daunted by the task ahead of him.  He’s definitely got the talent and dedication to get to the top.”